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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Mar 11, 2012 7:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Ravi Shankar

Yes, here's the Ravi that died:

http://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/veteran-music-director-ravi-passes-away/

I see there's been a flurry of activity on the wikipedia Ravi Shankar page, as people keep adding the death info and then others remove it. The article has been semi-protected to try to keep that activity down.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Mar 11, 2012 7:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Ravi Shankar

It's odd that the article mentioned him teaching George Harrison Sitar and playing at Woodstock...

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 11, 2012 7:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Ravi Shankar

That's pretty funny; what a mess!

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Poster: rastamon Date: Mar 11, 2012 7:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Ravi Shankar

Then Sally is a Liar - lol

RAVI SHANKAR DEAD
By Sally Bailey
Fri, 09 Mar 2012 17:03:45 +1100

Indian musican and composer Ravi Shankar has passed away at the age of 91 on Wednesday 7th March.

Ravi Shankar began touring Europe in the mid 50's but it wasn't until he met George Harrison in 1966 that his musical genius was fully recognised by the western world. George Harrison travelled to India for a period of 6 weeks in order to learn to play the sitar under the tutleage of Shankar. In 1967 Ravi Shankar performed at the Monterey Pop Festival and won a Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance for West Meets East, a collaboration with Yehudi Menuhin. Coincidentally the Beatles won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in the same year. The album included "Within You Without You" penned by Harrison, who had been influenced by the Indian classical music of Shankur.

In his career Shankar was awarded India's highest honour the Bharat Ratna in 1999 and won three Grammy Awards.

He is survived by his estranged son Ajay and daughter-in-law Hindi film actress, Varsha Usgaonkar

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